Clients and organisations are at greater risk for IT and cybersecurity breaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, an effective cybersecurity risk management strategy is essential for business operations in the current environment and for future preparedness.

More than ever, organisations are under pressure to demonstrate that they are managing threats, and that they have effective processes and controls in place to prevent, detect, respond to, mitigate and recover from cybersecurity events. Cyberattacks can:

  • Disrupt businesses
  • Result in financial losses
  • Destroy an organisation's reputation

What do we offer?

This CPE certificate program covers several cybersecurity topics to help you acquire these skills and gain an understanding of the importance and impact of cybersecurity risks on your organisation or client, including an introduction to AICPA's cybersecurity risk management reporting framework. This knowledge is indispensable in today's global, digital landscape of persistent and increasing cybercrime, and now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This certificate course includes the following modules:

  • The Importance of Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation
  • Cyberattacks, Data Breaches, and Privacy
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks and Regulations
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • The Business of Cybersecurity

Learning Outcomes

This certificate program will prepare you to recognise:

  • The importance of cybersecurity to you, the accounting and finance professional, and your organisation or client
  • What it takes to develop a security mindset to be a trusted adviser and key contributor towards cybersecurity risk management
  • Key cybersecurity terminology to enable you to converse and collaborate with other functional leaders, employees and vendors
  • The impact of digital transformation on cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity threats, attacks, data breach implications, and privacy considerations
  • Security framework(s) and applicable regulations for your organisation or client
  • The importance of the AICPA cybersecurity risk management reporting framework
  • Controls to mitigate cybersecurity risks
  • Financial and operational implications of cybersecurity
These outcomes are achieved through the discussion of following topics:
  • The importance of cybersecurity, your role and developing a security mindset
  • Cybersecurity and digital transformation
  • Cyberattacks, data breaches and privacy
  • Cybersecurity frameworks and regulations
  • Cybersecurity risk management considerations and controls
  • Operational and financial implications of cybersecurity
Level: Basic

Who Should Attend

  • Finance professionals
  • CFOs and business managers
  • Controllers and internal auditors
  • Management and public accountants

How will this product help you with the work on your desk?

As a finance professional, you have an important role to play as a trusted advisor in cybersecurity risk management. Understanding the key risks and controls can help prevent and mitigate cyberattacks.


Note: After completing the certificate course, you will receive a digital badge that can easily be shared with your professional network.